File:Nancy E McEldowney.jpg|thumb|Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, Director of FSI since 2013
The '''Foreign Service Institute''' ('''FSI''') is the United States Federal government of the United States|federal government
's primary training institution for employees of the U.S. foreign affairs community, preparing American diplomats as well as other professionals to advance U.S. foreign affairs interests overseas and in Washington. FSI provides more than 600 courses—including over 70 foreign languages—to more than 100,000 enrollees a year from the Department of State
and more than 40 other government agencies and the military service branches. The FSI is based at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center
in Arlington, Virginia
The Institute's programs include training for the development of United States Foreign Service
and Civil Service professionals, and for Foreign Service Nationals who work at U.S. posts around the world....